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Smoke Jumper Smoked Imperial Porter - Left Hand Brewing Company

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Smoke Jumper Smoked Imperial PorterSmoke Jumper Smoked Imperial Porter

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

509 Ratings
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Ratings: 509
Reviews: 237
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 12.22%
Wants: 68
Gots: 41 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GCBrewingCo on 12-19-2006)
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Colorado

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Alabama

4/5  rDev -0.2%

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Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +6%

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New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +6%

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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StoneTSR

Colorado

4.84/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

APPEARANCE: This is one of the darker Porters I have seen. No light comes through even when held up to a light bulb. The brownish, off-white head fluffs up to about a finger’s worth of head before slowly receding into a beer-coaster-thick cap. Lacing is spotty up top, but becomes much more full throughout the glass.

SMELL: This beer has a wonderfully, smoky smell. A subtle coffee roastiness provides a backdrop for a very pleasant bacon-like smoked aroma.

TASTE: This is the closest thing to liquid bacon I have ever had. This is one of the few truly savory beers out there with plenty of Umami. Yum. Adding to the savory flavor is a touch of roasty malt and for balance, a hint of semi-sweet dark chocolate rolls over the tongue towards the end of the sip.

MOUTHFEEL: Incredible. Perfect might be a better word, particularly when it comes to balance – the savory flavors are dominant, but the perfect portion of sweetness comes in at just the right moment to create an exceptional give and take. As for body, this is certainly a big beer, but lighter than many other Porters. The carbonation provides a light tickle to go along with a creamy, but cleansing mouthfeel. I think there is only one other beer I’ve given a 5 in mouthfeel, but this if there’s a way to make one 5 stronger than the other this one is.

OVERALL: This is the best smoked beer I am currently aware of. Left Hand does a lot of things very well, but two of those things stand out – dark beers and smoked beers. It turns out, this might the best combination of the two they’ve ever done. For the style, this might be the closest beer to perfection I have ever had.

Serving type: bottle

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Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

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Maryland

3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a large snifter glass.

Barely a one finger tan head produced, faint tan brown and no retention. Nice light tan whispy top not to oily or glossy, with a simple staying light bubbled collar. Very dark walnut brown body with a hint of clarity to it.

Nice hints of smoked malts, slightly woody and campfire like. Hints of light jerky and salt meats. Seems definitely more rauchbier than porter roasty in aroma. No complaints quite solid, and even a little spicy hinting at pepper and chili sensations.

Palate comes out quite unexpected. Very nice rich and sweet creamy body. Hints of vanilla and milk, then with the matching smoked malt content on the finish. Lots of salty and briney like flavors on the finish. Mild aromatics, and good controlled smoke. Creamy quality finally hints at some coffee hinting porter roast as well, with some light body control. Flavor also has an almost licorice black bite to it interestingly.

Overall a bit of a style blur but a fun unique beer, very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -0.2%

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Smoke Jumper Smoked Imperial Porter from Left Hand Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 509 ratings.